Nature is our best classroom

Immersing your students in the environment, teaching them how to be good stewards of the resources around them, and being curious about the wonders of nature, has never been more important.

Our programs offer a spring-board for the imagination and your curriculum in a hands-on approach.

Where community and sustainability converge! Our Clubhouse is a vibrant hub designed to empower individuals and businesses alike on their journey towards responsible document disposal, and environmental conservation education.

As a part of our commitment to environmental education, #ShredRight4Good offers a range of community resources, educational materials, and opportunities to be a part of a collective effort to protect sensitive information and contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.

Better Choices. Stronger Planet.

Junior Reporter

The Magnificent Dance of Butterflies

Welcome to another blog post! Today I am going to talk about Monarch Butterflies. Did you know that Butterfly wings are actually transparent? The reason for this, is their scales determine what color the wings are, which helps the Butterfly to hide from predators, such as birds. Butterflies also journey on a huge migration each […]

Celebrate Earth Day: Fun Worksheet

Earth Day is a special time to celebrate our planet and learn how we can take care of it. It’s a day to appreciate the beauty of nature, raise awareness about environmental issues, and take action to protect our Earth for future generations. In this blog post, we’ll explore some exciting activities that kids can […]

The Adventure of Reading: Printable Bookmark

Reading is like embarking on a grand adventure without ever leaving your seat! Whether you’re exploring distant planets, solving mysterious crimes, or meeting magical creatures, books have the power to transport you to incredible worlds and ignite your imagination. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the wonderful world of reading and share tips to […]

Meet Our Clubhouse Characters

Geo

Meet Geo


Geo is our tree frog that strives to protect the earth’s forests. He teaches how recycling protects forests by reducing CO2 and leaving more trees that he and other animals can use for their habitats and homes.

Geo also wants to help teach us all how to produce less waste that leaks into our ocean because when there is a strong recycling culture, there is less litter and waste. Geo is showcased at our mobile shred events as a reminder that saving trees through securely shredding and recycling is at the core of #ShredRight4Good’s programs.

Tessa

Meet Tessa


Tessa is a tree frog and our sustainability expert at #SR4G. She is also our Express Shred Ambassador that teaches students and organizations about the importance of recycling. For example, did you know Recycled paper uses half as much energy as creating new paper. Recycling is also a $200 billion industry adding to many global economies, and recycling helps alleviate the strain of people and nations competing for scarce resources.

Tessa is helping us to understand our individual ecological footprints (the amount we take from nature- land and water- to keep us alive and deal w/ our waste) and how we can reduce them.

Atlas

Meet Atlas


Atlas the iguana is up to date on the best practices to keep your identity safer. He is also the in-house expert on understanding how landfill diversion in the waste stream saves our planet. Because America’s recycling level is only at 21%, he knows he has a lot of work to do to explain how each person can help save the planet through recycling.

Did you know, everyday, America uses enough paper to wrap around the world 20 times? And, if the US could reach a recycling rate of 75% that would be the equivalent of removing 55 million cars from the road every year?

Aura

Meet Aura


Aura the toucan knows how important the air we breathe is to all living creatures. Aura leads our effort to teach how air pollution and greenhouse gases are impacting the planet, and explain how each of us can positively or negatively affect those levels. The increase of Greenhouse Gas is acting like a blanket, making our world warmer and warmer.

Did you know that when paper is thrown in the landfill, it produces harmful greenhouse gases like Methane and Carbon Dioxide. The increase of Greenhouse Gases is also cause by other human activities, like energy production and driving.

Sappy

Meet Sappy


Sappy the aphid is a crafty critter that destroys trees and the homes/habitats of Geo, Tessa, Aura, and Atlas. He is an invasive species that sneaks around stealing identities and personal information, and steals resources that other individuals need and use.

Sappy will tell you how easy it is to steal personal, identifiable, confidential information, and acts as an invasive species to destroy the homes and habitats of his fellow forest dwellers.

Community Resources

March Events with ReUse Minnesota: Fix, Swap, and Play!

March is here, and so are ReUse Minnesota’s exciting events! Here’s what’s happening: Fix-it Clinics: Bring your broken items and learn how to repair them with the help of skilled volunteers. Clothing Swaps: Refresh your wardrobe sustainably by swapping gently used clothing with others in your community. Puzzle and Game Swaps: Trade in your completed […]

Exploring Nature’s Beauty: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, spanning over 1,200 acres, is a picturesque haven which boasts an array of gardens, landscapes, and natural habitats, making it a cherished destination for nature enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. As spring approaches, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum comes alive with a vibrant tapestry of colors and fragrances, signaling the arrival of […]